DICE will be a co-developer on the next Battlefield single-player campaign
The studio is building a new team to support Ridgeline Games on the project
DICE will serve as a co-developer on the next Battlefield single-player campaign, Electronic Arts has announced.
Last September, EA officially revealed Ridgeline Games, a new Battlefield studio being led by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto.
The Seattle-based studio was established in late 2021 and has been staffing up for its debut project, which will be “a narrative campaign in the Battlefield universe”.
Now, Swedish studio DICE is building a new team that will support Ridgeline Games on the project.
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DICE is also currently working on a future multiplayer experience for the Battlefield series, while LA-based Ripple Effect is creating a completely different Battlefield project.
“Our decision to build out our single-player team here at DICE is a proactive approach that arms our global teams with the resources they need early on as we look ahead to the next Battlefield experience,” said DICE VP and GM Rebecka Coutaz (via GamesIndustry.biz).
“We have an immense amount of strength and opportunity within our three global studios, with each team bringing their own set of deep franchise experiences. Now, we are able to expand opportunities and benefit from new talent that will help Ridgeline write the next chapter for the franchise.”
Lehto added: “Our vision coupled with their experience with the franchise is going to see us build a single-player campaign that will engage players in new ways while also remaining true to the classic elements of what makes Battlefield truly unique.”
In December 2021, EA announced its intention to create a “connected Battlefield universe” alongside widespread changes to the franchise’s development structure.
As part of these plans, DICE’s former general manager Oscar Gabrielson left EA altogether, while Respawn and Infinity Ward co-founder Vince Zampella took on a new role as the overseer of the entire Battlefield franchise.